Where are they now?

Those who watch the entrepreneurial reality show Shark Tank know one of the most interesting parts of each episode is when they feature updates on the businesses a year or two later. We’re taking a page out of their book and doing the same with the Boise companies we’ve profiled over the past year.

Let’s get started…Read more

Picking up the Pieces

To locals, Usful Glassworks is a place to drop off used wine and alcohol bottles. To foodies, it’s the place that supplies upcycled drinking glasses to popular restaurants like Fork and Red Feather.

And while both are true, there’s more to it than that.Read more

The Giver

“I have, quite literally, put everything into this,” Jason Hausske says as he leans in to emphasize his next thought. “But if an idea pulls you, you got to go.”

Jason is the founder, CEO and driving force behind One4All, a social network for charitable giving. The company’s goal is ambitious: to transform giving from an occasional, passive activity to a more regular — and sometimes spontaneous — everyday occurrence.Read more

A Leap Forward

Kristi Saucerman has always liked helping people. Add to that her natural penchant for getting stuff done, and you get a sort of “super volunteer” — the kind of person who is always stepping up to help out.Read more

The Family Crusader

Thirty years ago, Lori Fascilla was a statistic. Divorced, on her own, struggling to provide her 2-year-old son with the childhood she knew he deserved.

”I enrolled him at the best (childcare) center I could afford… and it was substandard at best,” Lori says. “It was excruciating to leave him there everyday. I already had a sense of failure and that just added to it.”Read more

Good Money

In his previous life, Jeff Russell was a high-powered, high-flying business consultant for the world’s largest management consulting company. It was fun. The perks were great. And the work was interesting.

But Jeff wanted more. The lifestyle and work didn’t align with his personal values.Read more

Breaking the Silence

Matt Pipkin kept a dark secret locked away for 20 years before he decided to set it free.

Two years out of college at Purdue in 2009, Pipkin hit a low point in his life. “I’d gotten into real estate and felt like a failure, like I was worthless,” he said, having gone into the profession right around the time the market bubble burst. “I’d never questioned my value before as a human being. That was really my low point.”Read more